Georgia DUI Overview
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) convictions can have serious and devastating effects on your life. Troy Hendrick has defended as well as prosecuted many DUI cases in Georgia, and armed with his knowledge from his days as a prosecutor, he has been very successful.
DUI cases are very complicated to prosecute. They involve subjective observations by the officer. It is his opinion, based on his observations, that determines whether you should be arrested for this offense. One officer, predisposed to look for a drunk driver, should be forced to thoroughly explain his observations and opinions. Troy has lectured for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council, the Judges and staff of the Dekalb Recorder’s Court and trained law enforcement officers in search-and-seizure law.
Technical points of the law determine whether a traffic stop is permissible, and whether evidence gathered as a result of that stop will be admissible at trial. With years of experience and highly specialized training in identifying the specific legal issues involved with DUI stops and investigations, Troy Hendrick can provide the expertise to analyze each case thoroughly and with a keen eye for these specific issues.
Furthermore, breath and bodily fluid analysis can be flawed. Only an attorney with extensive experience in the scientific principles of the highly technological equipment used for these analyses will provide you the best defense.
KNOW THE “TEN DAY RULE”
One of the most severe consequences of a DUI charge is the loss of your privilege to drive in Georgia for up to one year. People have to make a living, and to make a living, we all have to drive. Saving your license can be the single-most important benefit of contacting an attorney immediately upon being charged.
The “Ten Day Rule” refers to certain requests that must be made within ten days of a DUI arrest in order to maximize your chances of being able to drive. Begin your search for an attorney immediately upon being charged. Make sure you give him or her ample time to file the necessary paperwork with the Department of Drivers’ Services to ensure the maximum opportunity to save your privilege to drive and make a living.